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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dance v. i. [imp. & p. p. Danced p. pr. & vb. n. Dancing.]
 1. To move with measured steps, or to a musical accompaniment; to go through, either alone or in company with others, with a regulated succession of movements, (commonly) to the sound of music; to trip or leap rhythmically.
    Jack shall pipe and Gill shall dance.   --Wither.
 Good shepherd, what fair swain is this
 Which dances with your daughter?   --Shak.
 2. To move nimbly or merrily; to express pleasure by motion; to caper; to frisk; to skip about.
    Then, 'tis time to dance off.   --Thackeray.
 More dances my rapt heart
 Than when I first my wedded mistress saw.   --Shak.
    Shadows in the glassy waters dance.   --Byron.
    Where rivulets dance their wayward round.   --Wordsworth.
 To dance on a rope, or To dance on nothing, to be hanged.